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ZwebackHD calls for FIFA 21 Matthew Hoppe card after Schalke heroics

Published: 10/Jan/2021 6:29 Updated: 13/Jan/2021 18:51

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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ZwebackHD has called for EA SPORTS to add a card for Matthew Hoppe after his impressive performance for FC Schalke in the Bundesliga, which included a hat trick.

ZwebackHD might be one of the most popular FIFA players in the world, but he’s still a regular football fan like anyone else. However, the difference is that his opinions reach a wider audience and are more likely to make an impact.

Like many fans, he was awestruck with Matthew Hoppe’s stellar performance for FC Schalke in the Bundesliga. The 19-year-old striker scored a hat trick against Hoffenheim and secured his team’s first win in 30 matches.

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Matthew Hoppe has a lowly overall of 56 in FIFA 21, but his performance in real life suggests otherwise.

ZwebackHD believes that kind of performance deserves some accolades in FIFA 21. However, Matthew Hoppe doesn’t even have a card in Ultimate Team. ZwebackHD wants to change that, and he created a concept card on Twitter.

“Dear EA SPORTS, Matthew Hoppe. 19. First American to ever score a hatty in the Bundesliga,” he said. “Gets Schalke their first win in their last 30 matches. We needs this. Needs it.”

The post has been liked almost 3,000 times and sparked a discussion among fans and players. Almost everyone agrees with him in the comments. However, many are pessimistic about the likelihood of it happening, while others remain hopeful.

Still, at the very least, it’s gaining traction on social media. It’s only a matter of time before it’s brought to EA SPORTS’ attention. But whether they decide to give him a card or not is a different story.

Either way, ZwebackHD, and his fans have made a strong case for Matthew Hoppe. It will be interesting to see whether he chimes in on the issue himself, but he’s probably too busy preparing for his next game to notice!

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EA SPORTS finally reveal when TOTY is coming out in FIFA 21

Published: 19/Jan/2021 9:45 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 9:46

by Connor Bennett

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EA SPORTS have confirmed the date on which they’ll reveal FIFA 21’s Team of the Year, and we’ve also got a few clues for when the team should drop into packs as well.

Each year, when December comes to an end and we start to look forward to the new year, EA SPORTS start rolling out their Team of the Year promo.

Fans are able to vote on giving some of the best players in the game, an even better card with high 90-rated, and multiple 99 overalls being commonplace in TOTY.

This year, EA raised some eyebrows with some players who were nominated – most notably, Joselu, Francesco Caputo, and Steve Mandanda. However, the actual team is set to be revealed only a few days after the voting closed.

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The full list of nominees for FIFA 21 Team of the Year (TOTY).

FIFA 21 TOTY release date

The voting for TOTY in FIFA 21 closed on January 18, sparking some wild rumors that the team was going to revealed and released later that day. Of course, that was never going to happen.

Instead, EA needs a few days to tally up the millions of votes they’ve received before they reveal the team. That’s why they’ve now announced that the team will be revealed on Friday, January 22.

Now, that’s not to say that the team will be revealed and go right into packs. No, some players have suggested that we might have another wait, and they probably won’t be wrong.

Screenshot of EA's TOTY page with the vote ended message
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EA updated their TOTY site to confirm the reveal date.

Typically, in years gone by, the Team of the Year cards have been released in phases. So we’d have goalkeepers first, then defenders, then midfielders, and attackers before the full squad is released.

So, it could very well be the case here that while the team is revealed on the 22nd, EA leaves us all salivating over the weekend. They could then release the team a few days later with the phase of drops.

That’s purely speculation from some players, and EA might just reveal the team and then put it in packs. Though, that would be different from years gone by. So, we’ll just have to wait and see.